Skip to comments.Jeb Bush Super PAC Hit with Massive FEC Fine For Donations From Chinese Corporation
Posted on 03/11/2019 6:04:53 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Confucius say, it’s not nice to sell out your countrymen.
Dammit, beat me to it.
Absolutely treasonous. If youll recall before the Loral technology transfer the Chinese would have been lucky to hit California, after they could put a missile right down the pipe. What amazed me was Schwartz only funneled $300g to the Clintons to get the tech transfer waiver.
In this Bush violation, my question is whether the Bush SuperPAC knew it was an improper contribution. There are standard due diligence checks that should have been performed as a matter of routine. I also wonder to what kind of account the contribution was made. Corporate donations can't be used for federal campaign, or "electioneering," purposes. But they can be used, subject to various complex regulations, for non-electioneering purposes, provided that the corporation is itself a lawful donor.
The details in the story are sketchy, but I gather that the corporation in this instance may well have been eligible to contribute, with the violation arising from the fact that the contribution was specifically directed by a foreign national. I.e., a U.S. citizen officer should have said "do it;" not a foreign officer. There may be several sticky wickets involved in this one. I have no idea whether the PAC will appeal. It would probably cost more to contest the case than it is worth. But if there is an appeal, I would not be surprised if the FEC loses. Always remember that the FEC is trying to enforce quite byzantine regulations implementing a patently unconstitutional law. Its regulations and enforcement actions are often tendentious. The FEC losing is always to be hoped for.
The reason I'm skeptical in this case is that Team Bush had scads of money and had locked up a large proportion of the establishment Republican campaign professionals. The operation was well staffed. The Bushes -- all of them, George Herbert Walker, Jeb and George II -- were sticklers for playing by the book. Leave aside whether you liked the Bushes or not; they weren't cheaters. They were notoriously squeaky clean on fundraising. Everything was lawyered, the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed. And they had no reason to cheat; they never lacked for fundraising prowess.
Ive always loved Trumps look of bemusement in that JEB! tippy-toes GIF.
Loral execs absolutely treasonous too.
Jeb Bush took a $10 million dollar bribe from Pearson publishing for his education foundation which publishes the common core books along with testing and setting up curriculum. They got a $250 million contract. They have been fined millions from states and schools for their shoddy work but they bribe more school officials and politicians so it is just a small cost of business.
Jeb Bush taking more bribes from the Chinese communists is not a surprise. George Bush has millions in Saudi money.
He absolutely was being facetious. How could you possibly think otherwise?!
That rings a bell, what did that turn out to be about?
Hey, they didn't say *how far* outside... :^)
Be careful or the dems will stick their FBI goons on you...
how can the corp be a lawful donor when it is run by two foreign nationals with foreign residences (meaning not eligible voters)? and isn't there a limit on what a corp can donate?
It was Chinese guacamole ... Jeb! like his women shorter than him - much shorter.
Oh c’mon. Fidelity Bravery INTEGRITY, right?
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